I don’t think I’m cut out for it. I’m not good at using people for my own ends. Maybe I should learn it.
postulate: big corporations have too much influence on government.
postulate: you can not decrease big corporations’ influence on government by giving the government more power.
Every time you elect someone to pass more laws to reign in corporate influence, you essentially do the opposite, by giving the government more power. The corporate influence doesn’t go away. They just help craft the legislation You, The People have insisted needed to be passed. You, The People can pat yourself on the back for feeling like you were a part of some historic legislation, while They, The Corporations can now influence more appointed bureaucrats You, The People insisted were necessary to limit They, The Corporations’ influence.
The alternative, is rather than giving the government more power, you limit the government’s power. The corporate influence doesn’t go away, but it has less sway. I sort of believe that was the very point of dividing the authority of the government into separate branches; to limit what the government can do.
The consent of the governed is not what we have going on right now, when a multi-millionaire government consultant brags all over the country how they set out to deceive the voters, (democrats, in this case), to pass a law that fundamentally alters 1/6th of our economy, and makes criminals subject to harassment by the tax collector out of citizens for not buying a government-mandated product.
It’s just not that simple.
You see, I had a stray dog that had certain attitudes towards certain people. It wasn’t really like you could just say, “hey forget about those people who threw firecrackers at you, or those people in uniforms that tried to capture you and put you in a cage. Those are life experiences that inform you on what the world is really like outside of the realm of pretty words trying to make it a better place. We all want the world to be a better place, but boy, you’d better not let your guard down for one instant. The world’s human nature is not a pretty thing, and you’d be better off prepared to face it than living some delusional fantasy that things aren’t the way they are.
Government is good at power. The one clear unstated objective that comes out of this Jonathon Gruber contemptousness is that obamacare was designed to get rid of employer health care. Whether or not that is a worthy objective or not is a separate issue of conspiring to defraud the American public through bald faced lies. These people would be charged with federal racketeering if they did this in the public sector.
Just as obamacare was designed to get money out of the private sector and flowing into government burauecracies, global warming climate change policies are designed to take money out of the private sector and put into bureaucracies via carbon taxes and, well, offsets, or whatever more palatable name they come up with. The end goal is the same: centralize power in the government, and strip it from people. The political powers that be want people divided, because a united people is a threat to their centralization of power.
I don’t believe this is a new concept, but we are seeing firsthand what happens when the government becomes less and less accountable, and more and more powerful.
I disagree with bible thumpers on many things, but at least I know they have a moral code they try to live by. These people shamelessly lying to promote their agenda have no such moral compass to steer by. They simple can’t be trusted at their word. What’s missing is the united will of the people to start prosecuting these people for their crimes.
Some day I’d like to write about them.